Category Archives: Personalities

White America’s ‘Broken Heart’ – Charles M. Blow – New York Times

White America’s ‘Broken Heart’ – – New York Times

Charles M. Blow

Last month, the MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes tweeted:“This campaign is starting to feel more and more like a long, national nervous breakdown.” For white America, I believe this is true. – Charles Blow NYT

But one thing he said stood out to me for its clear rhetorical framing.

He attributed much of the anger that’s present in the electorate to anxiety over a changing demographic profile of the country, but then said: We are going to share the future. The only question is: What will be the terms of the sharing?    Continue reading

Aquaculture, livestock farms among plans for Wales – Agri Minister, Noel Holde

Aquaculture, livestock farms among plans for Wales
Noel Holder

Noel Holder

 Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder has unveiled that among other things there are plans in place to study the possibility of opening an aquaculture and livestock farm among others at the Wales Sugar Estate.

This is after Government had announced that it plans to close the Wales Sugar Factory at the end of 2016 since it would be unable to upkeep operations at the plant.

Before laying the plans for the estate, Holder stated that the present attack from the Opposition on the proposed closure of the Wales estate factory is political rhetoric.    Continue reading

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Show the Love

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Video: I wish for you…

Show the love this Valentine’s Day

Beautiful things are possible. We can protect this life we love from climate change, if enough of us show we care… The changes needed to protect our world have begun. We can have 100% clean energy within a generation – but it needs us to show our love to make it happen.
~ Author Michael Morpurgo and actors Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake in a short film, I wish for you… from fortheloveof.org.uk

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Guyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

GINA logoGuyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

Twenty reasons to be cheerful in middle age – commentary

20 reasons to be cheerful in middle age

Life satisfaction plummets between the ages of 45 and 59, according to a new survey. But there is a bright side: just learn to love the dad-dancing, plentiful body hair and low expectations

There’s a great scene in Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe. No, really, there is. And it sums up eloquently the unexpected joys of being middle aged. Kathy Bates is waiting patiently in her car for the guy to reverse out of a parking space at the mall. Then two entitled young twerps in big hair and yucky, acidulous tops (it’s 1991 in the US) drive into the space in their vile VW Beetle convertible. “Excuse me. I was waiting for that space,” Bates complains. “Yeah? Tough,” says one. “Face it, lady, we’re younger and faster,” says the other.

Cut to Bates seething at the wheel. Then a smile crosses her face. She puts the car into drive, smacks into the VW. Reverses. Hits drive. Smack! Reverses. Hits drive. Smack! The twerps scream at her. “Are you crazy?” “Face it, girls,” says Bates triumphantly. “I’m older and I’ve got more insurance.”

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Voices of Our Toronto: Craig Wong – CBC Player

Voices of Our Toronto: Craig Wong – CBC Player

Our new series, Voices of Our Toronto, begins with a local chef who’s

background couldn’t be any more Toronto. Craig Wong is the chef and

owner of Patois – a wildly popular restaurant that’s inspired by Wong’s

Chinese, Jamaican and Canadian background.

Philosophy for All Ages, especially in Old Age – by George Carlin… video

Philosophy for Old Age – by George Carlin… video

Uploaded on Jul 18, 2010 

Wise words attributed to the late George Carlin, one of America’s great comedians, on how to stay young. It should be called “Philosophy for All Ages.” Background music: “Godspeed” from the Time Machine soundtrack, composed by Klaus Badelt.

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 04, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 04 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Profile: Larry Crandon- musician – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Larry Crandon- musician – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Larry Crandon, also known as Lawrence, is a quiet and unassuming man who chooses his words carefully. He is a thinker and a helper and many have benefi tted from his expertise as a construction engineer. But it’s in the world of music that Larry has found his niche and he takes great pride in sharing his music for all to enjoy.

Larry was born at Fyrish in Berbice, Guyana. His mom is Marina and his dad is Thomas. Larry is the third of nine children and he recalls that his parents were not only providers but that they worked hard to ensure that the family walked on the straight and narrow path. Larry attended Gibralter Primary School and later Fyrish Government School. He did well and was placed at the Comprehensive Secondary School in Port Mourant for further studies. Larry liked math and he remembers Ms. Baksh, Mr. Goberdhan and Mr. Farouk Juman as teachers who took an interest in him.   Continue reading

Nigeria’s economy – Hope the naira falls – The Economist Magazine

 Nigeria’s economy – Hope the naira falls

President Muhammadu Buhari is repeating an economic error he made as dictator 30 years ago

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

Jan 30, 2016 – The Economist Magazine

Now he is president again. (He won a fair election last year against a woeful opponent; The Economist endorsed him.) And once again, oil prices have slumped, from $64 a barrel on the day he was sworn in to $32 eight months later. Growth probably fell by half in 2015, from 6.3% to little more than 3% (see article).    Continue reading

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